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    The Nine Unknown Men

    Post by Lucid Memes on Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:20 pm

    I remember a while back, Alan Watt was talking about advanced ancient sciences.

    While discussing what Watt said in a different forum, somebody mentioned the legend of The Nine as the possible source of Watt speculation (but we now know who Watt's source is Wink )

    Has any one here heard of The Nine Unknown Men? What are your thoughts?

    It seems to be popular amongst Theosophists

    The Nine Unknown Men

    According to occult lore, the Nine Unknown Men are a two millennia-old secret society founded by the Indian Emperor Asoka 273 BC. The legend of The Nine Unknown Men goes back to the time of the Emperor Asoka, who was the grandson of Chandragupta. Ambitious like his ancestor whose achievements he was anxious to complete, he conquered the region of Kalinga which lay between what is now Calcutta and Madras. The Kalingans resisted and lost 100,000 men in the battle. At the sight of this massacre Asoka was overcome and resolved to follow the path of non-violence.

    He converted to Buddhism after the massacre, the Emperor founded the society of the Nine to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. It is said that the Emperor Asoka once aware of the horrors of war, wished to forbid men ever to put their intelligence to evil uses. During his reign natural science, past and present, was vowed to secrecy. Henceforward, and for the next 2,000 years, all researches, ranging from the structure of matter to the techniques employed in collective psychology, were to be hidden behind the mystical mask of a people commonly believed to be exclusively concerned with ecstasy and supernatural phenomena. Asoka founded the most powerful secret society on earth: that of the Nine Unknown Men.

    One can imagine the extraordinary importance of secret knowledge in the hands of nine men benefiting directly from experiments, studies and documents accumulated over a period of more than 2,000 years. What can have been the aim of these men? Not to allow methods of destruction to fall into the hands of unqualified persons and to pursue knowledge which would benefit mankind. Their numbers would be renewed by co-option, so as to preserve the secrecy of techniques handed down from ancient times.

    Each of the Nine is supposedly responsible for guarding and improving a single book. These books each deal with a different branch of potentially hazardous knowledge. Traditionally, the books are said to cover the following subjects:

    The Nine Books


    1. Propaganda and Psychological warfare is a concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of large numbers of people. Instead of impartially providing information, propaganda in its most basic sense presents information in order to influence its audience. It is the most dangerous of all sciences, as it is capable of moulding mass opinion. It would enable anyone to govern the whole world.

    2. Physiology is the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms. The book of The Nine included instructions on how to perform the "touch of death (death being caused by a reversal of the nerve-impulse)." One account has Judo being a product of material leaked from this book.

    3. Microbiology, and, according to more recent speculation, Biotechnology. In some versions of the myth, the waters of the Ganges are purified with special microbes designed by the Nine and released into the river at a secret base in the Himalayas. Multitudes of pilgrims, suffering from the most appalling diseases, bathe in them without harming the healthy ones. The sacred waters purify everything. Their strange properties have been attributed to the fact that they contain bacteriophages. But why should these not be formed in the Bramaputra, the Amazon or the Seine?

    4. Alchemy, including the transmutation of metals. In India, there is a persistent rumor that during times of drought or other natural disasters temples and religious organizations receive large quantities of gold from an unknown source. The mystery is further deepened with the fact that the sheer quantity of gold throughout the country in temples and with kings cannot be properly accounted for, seeing that India has few gold mines.

    5. Communication, including communication with extraterrestrials.

    6. Gravitation. Book 6 The Vaiminaka sastra is said to contain the instructions necessary to build a Vimana, sometimes referred to as the "ancient UFOs of India."

    7. Cosmology, the capacity to travel at enormous speeds through spacetime fabric, and time-travel; including intra- and inter-universal trips.

    8. Light, the capacity to increase and decrease the speed of light, to use it as a weapon by concentrating it in a certain direction etc.

    9. Sociology, including rules concerning the evolution of societies and how to predict their downfall.

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    Re: The Nine Unknown Men

    Post by intrepidpixie on Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:24 am

    I remember when reading about the Crusades that there were supposedly nine mysterious Templars led by Hugues de Payen who set off for Jerusalem in 1100`s to excavate the tunnels that were rumored to have existed under Solomons Temple. Upon reflection, I think it was probably just a "ruse" - written into the history books as code speak for something else. I`m so jaded...lol
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    Re: The Nine Unknown Men

    Post by Lucid Memes on Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:39 pm

    well, the Nine Unknown Men may not exist in that sense. but the number 9 has high significance in the tradition of applying sacred attributes to numbers. 9 is seen as the number of completion. because when you reach the 10ths...you're back to 1 again.

    the NUM may be an allegory for the complete sciences of the ancient mystery schools


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    Re: The Nine Unknown Men

    Post by Phoenix778m on Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:40 pm

    In Egypt they had the 9 bows or enemies of Egypt.???
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    Post by Lucid Memes on Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:14 am

    Phoenix778m wrote:In Egypt they had the 9 bows or enemies of Egypt.???

    i never heard of this concept, but i just looked it up. pretty interesting

    The earliest depictions we have of Egyptian kings portray the motif of prostrate foreigners as a symbol of Egyptian supremacy over the rest of mankind. For example, the Narmer Palette shows the king in his efforts to rid the world of such aberrations as the "vile Asiatic". Here, we find the trampling of the "Nine Bows", as the Egyptian referred to their enemies, as a vivid embodiment of the king's supremacy over foreigners (and sometimes even other Egyptians). The figure "nine" represented three times three, which was the "plurality of Pluralities", thus designating the entirety of all enemies. And later, during the New Kingdom, the Sphinx Stele of Amenhotep II provides a striking textual description of the Egyptian King smiting his enemies:

    "He bound the heads of the Nine Bows... He has gathered them all into his fist, his mace has crashed upon their heads..."

    Hence, the visual image of the king slaughtering foreigners was an important, as well as constantly repeated element of Egyptian iconography throughout the empires ancient history.

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